Seven years in prison for a Chinese who burned internet supplies because … the network is slow

A man in China was sentenced to seven years in prison for destroying an Internet adapter on a highway, claiming that the network connection was slow.

A document recently published by the site web of the Cinxi City Court in Guangxi region of southern China showed that the invited man set fire to a booth via cable shortly after leaving a city internet cafe due to slow network. His move resulted in an Internet shutdown of approximately 4,000 families and a public hospital for 24 to 48 hours, with damages of 20,000 yuan ($ 3,145). The authorities were in able to identify the suspect by seizing the instrument of the crime, a lighter. The case has piqued the interest of netizens in the last few hours, with one of them describing the author as a “big child”.